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Quotations About / On: RUNNING

  • 61.
    The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run up hill, to twist a rope of sand.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Compensation," Essays, First Series (1841).)
  • 62.
    I am not immortal. Faustus and I are the also-ran.
    (Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Faustus and I....")
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  • 63.
    The miller believes that all the wheat grows so that his mill keeps running.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Art and Antiquity, III (1821).)
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  • 64.
    Great conversation ... requires an absolute running of two souls into one.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Friendship," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 65.
    Runs not this speech like iron through your blood?
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Don Pedro, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 5, sc. 1, l. 245. To Claudio, on learning they were misled into thinking Hero false.)
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  • 66.
    The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
    (Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British satirical poet. Imitations of Horace, bk. 1, epistle 6, "To Mr. Murray," l. 27 (1738).)
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  • 67.
    Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
    (James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 13, "Nausicaa," The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986). Leopold Bloom on the basic Joycean plot.)
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  • 68.
    Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
    (Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. "Of Revenge," Essays (1597-1625). "A man that studieth revenge," Bacon added later in the essay, "keeps his own wounds green.")
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  • 69.
    The blood is moral: the blood is anti-slavery: it runs cold in the veins: the stomach rises with disgust, and curses slavery.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Address Delivered in Concord on the Anniversary of the Emancipation of the Negroes in the British West Indies, August 1, 1844," Miscellanies (1883, repr. 1903).)
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  • 70.
    If a white person visits Africa, the black children run after him or her; trying to touch him or her. On the other hand, if a black person travels back to this white person's country, no white children come out running after him or her. Why is it so? This is something that we have to chew on and learn from; for the wisdom od nature.

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
    (Experience.)
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